Corn Bt Trait and Seed Treatment Efficacy

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Most of you have already ordered your hybrids for 2015. These will undoubtedly come with an insecticidal seed treatment and one or more Bt traits (with the exception of refuge corn). It is important to know how your product will perform under insect pressure. Therefore, Kathy Flanders at Auburn University, puts together several tables using unbiased university information. Here is the Bt trait table for 2015 and the insecticidal seed treatment table for 2015. In addition to the new Bt products, please note the new seed treatments available with the active ingredients thiamethoxam + chlorantraniliprole.